editorial letter /


November 1, 2012


home issue matra brathwaite 1 Comment

Welcome to November and our latest theme which celebrates and examines all things having to do with HOME. We tend to think of home as the place where we grow up, the people that we live with, the places that we frequent. Unfortunately, for some the concept of home, is more complex than the place where you rest your head. This month we will examine all the traditional and non-traditional forms of home.  


July 1, 2012


Okay, we’ve made it through our inaugural theme of Summer and we’re taking the whole month of July to celebrate various acts of Independence and the necessity of Freedom. Almost everyone has to struggle with how to declare their own independence and what that means to them. When we are children, we have to listen to and adhere to what our parents/elders tell us but eventually we learn to discover the world for ourselves and decide how we want to live our life. There are so many examples of freedom and acts of independence for us to draw from. Here in the United States, the 4th of July is right around the corner, which signals the birth of our country as an independent nation free from the rule of England...


June 1, 2012


Welcome to June and most importantly our inaugural debut of monthly themes. To kickstart this off – we’re taking the whole month of June to celebrate the wonderfully hazy, lazy days of summer. Most people have the best memories when it comes to how they spent their summer and to this day you’d be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn’t get excited about longer days, warmer weather, trips to the beach, picnics, etc. For those of us who are still in school, summer is the symbol of freedom from homework and routine. Even, if you haven’t seen the inside of an educational institution in many years, summer still represents hanging out with friends after work, vacations, etc. There’s still this sense of freedom associated with summer that we can’t shake...